While the previously released DVD (reviewed in Issue 31) was not anamorphic, this new 1.85:1 DVD is anamorphically enhanced and exhibits the typical improvements in resolution. Still, the source element appears to be the same, with a slight veil of haze in some scenes, grain, and artifacts evident. Color fidelity is nicely rendered with accurate fleshtones, rich colors, and satisfying blacks. There are still some problems with shimmering details and pixel breakup, as well as minor edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)
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